Our Faculty

Tony Rotondo

Tony Rotondo completed a postgraduate residency in Prosthodontics at the University of California Los Angeles, in 1996 and is a registered Prosthodontist, currently practicing in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Tony has a specific interest in aesthetic dentistry and has taught undergraduates and postgraduates at the University of Queensland. He is also the Past President of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry (QLD Branch), and a member of numerous other professional associations. He has presented continuing education programs throughout Australia and overseas.

Michael Mandikos

Michael Mandikos received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with honours, from the University of Queensland. He completed a three-year residency program at the State University of New York, graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials in 1998. He has researched direct and indirect composite resins and has published several papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental material topics. Michael Mandikos has presented continuing education programs throughout Australia, New Zealand and South-east Asia and he is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

Michael Mandikos is a visiting specialist prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a reviewer for the Australian Dental Journal, Quintessence International and Clinica (International Journal of Brazilian Dentistry). Michael Mandikos is a product evaluator for several dental companies and he maintains a private practice limited to implant and restorative dentistry at Graceville in Brisbane’s Inner West.


Harry Hughes

Harry Hughes graduated from UQ Dental in 1952. He served four years short service in the Royal Australian Navy Dental Service before proceeding to the University of Toronto, Canada where he completed a DDS degree graduating with Honors. He continued to the UK where he intended to study for the FDS, RCS, but found that Oral Surgery was not his thing, so he spent some four years in private practice. Returning to Australia he felt guilty at not achieving more and applied to the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan to study Fixed Prosthodontics. In those days, UM was recognized as the number #1 dental school in the world, so he was very pleased to gain admittance. On completion of his MS degree he returned to Australia and entered specialist private practice in Brisbane CBD.

In 1972, he was invited back to Ann Arbor from private practice to spend one year as a visiting teacher at the dental school. The Australian Dental Journal commented that such an appointment from private practice and not from acadaemia, was most unusual. An offer of an appointment as Associate Professor of Prosthodontics at UM with indeterminate tenure resulted, but with a young daughter and a very shaky marriage, he declined the offer. In 1982 the offer of visiting teacher was repeated and he spent another very pleasant sojourn in Ann Arbor before returning to his private practice.

Harry commenced part-time teaching at the University of Queensland Dental School in the mid 1990’s and was appointed part-time Associate Professor of Prosthodontics and ran the department as well as his practice until the appointment of Professor Bickel. As he was now 75 years of age and because of deep differences with Professor Bickel, he decided to resign from the school and close his private practice, and to retire.

Associate Professor Hughes lectures with Dr. Mandikos and Dr. Rotondo in the very popular Prosthodontist Masters Series and has written a Manual of Prosthodontics which is used in the program.

Didier Dietschi

Didier Dietschi received his dental degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He then completed further research and study to achieve his M.D. and PhD degrees. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Geneva having been on faculty since 1984 and is an Adjunct Professor at CASE Western University , Cleveland, USA. Didier has extensively studied in-vivo and in-vitro behaviour of adhesive restorations, and his academic and postgraduate teaching is in chemical and conservative treatment of discolourations.

Didier has published over 70 papers on clinical and scientific aspects of adhesive and aesthetic restorations. and co-authored the book “Adhesive Metal-free Restorations: current concepts for the esthetic treatment of posterior teeth” by Quintessence Publishing (1997), which was translated into 7 languages. Didier maintains a part-time private office, dedicated to Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry, and Perio-Implant Dentistry.